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Why Pursue an Internship?

Project Onramp was founded on the principle that there is no better way to get started on a career in life sciences – to get your foot in the door – than an internship at one of the state’s leading life sciences companies. Why is that?

Internships provide real world experience to those looking to gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter a particular career field. Internships are relatively short-term, with the primary focus of getting some on-the-job training and taking what’s learned in the classroom and applying it to the real world. Interns generally have a supervisor who assigns specific tasks and evaluates the intern’s overall work. Internships are an excellent way to begin building important connections that are invaluable in developing and maintaining a strong professional network in the future. Project Onramp serves low-income students receiving Federal Pell Grants, who live in our five cities: Boston, SF Bay Area, San Diego, Philadelphia and New York.

Content in this section provided by Bottom Line, a founding partner of Project Onramp.